Sarasota Florida

Things To Do In Sarasota

Nature Trails and Parks

Celery Fields
6893 Palmer Blvd.

Florida Underwater Sports
6920 S. Tamiami Trail

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
900 S. Palm Avenue

Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium
1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy.

Myakka River State Park & Canopy Walk
13208 State Road 72

Nathan Benderson Park
5851 Nathan Benderson Circle

Sarasota Ski-A-Rees Water Ski Show
1602 Ken Thompson Pkwy.

Save Our Seabirds
1708 Ken Thompson Pkwy.

Siesta Key Watersports
1536 Stickney Point Road

TreeUmph Adventure Course
21805 State Road 70 East

Explore Beaches

Brohard Beach Paw Park & Venice Fishing Pier
1600 South Harbor Drive, Venice

Coquina Beach
Gulf Drive South, Anna Maria Island

Siesta Key Beach
948 Beach Road, Siesta Key

South Lido County Park
2201 Ben Franklin Drive

Turtle Beach
8919 Midnight Pass Road

Whitney Beach
Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key

Go Shopping

Walmart Neighborhood Market
3500 N. Tamiami Trail

Ellenton Premium Outlets
5461 Factory Shops Blvd.

The Shoppes at University Town Center
140 University Town Center Drive

Art Supplies

Ringling College Art & Supply Store
2836 N. Tamiami Trail

Art and Frame of Sarasota
1055 S. Tamiami Trail

Get Some Good Eats

3 Pepper Burrito Co.
14 N. Lemon Ave.

Drunken Poet Café
1572 Main Street

Hob Nob
1701 N. Washington Blvd.

Ionie Retreat & Organic Vegan Café
1241 Fruitville Road

O’Leary’s Tiki Bar & Grill
5 Bayfront Drive

New Pass Grill & Bait Shop
1505 Ken Thompson Pkwy.

Toasted Mango Café
430 N. Tamiami Trail

Waffle Stop
660 S. Washington Blvd.

Wawa 24/7
3703 N. Washington Blvd.

International Eats

El Toro Bravo
3218 Clark Road

Maharaja Indian Cuisine
6290 N. Lockwood Ridge Road

Mirna’s Cuban Cuisine
7980 N. Tamiami Trail

Primo! Ristorante
8076 N. Tamiami Trail

Spice Station
1438 Blvd. of the Arts

Tsunami Sushi & Hibachi
100 Central Ave.

Wicked Cantina
1603 N. Tamiami Trail

Yume Sushi
1532 Main Street

Korea Ssam Bar
1303 N. Washington Blvd

Coffee and Tea

Buddy Brew
1289 N. Palm Avenue

Pastry Art Bakery Café
1512 Main Street

2455 N. Tamiami Trail

Did You Know?

  • You can bike to the beach from campus in just 5 minutes.
  • Sarasota Bay is home to 150 bottlenose dolphins.
  • The Ringling College mascot is an armadillo named Remy.
  • SRQ International Airport is only 5 minutes from campus.
  • Sarasota boasts 35 miles of beaches.
  • You can get scuba certified in Sarasota.
  • Ski-a-Rees perform free weekly water ski shows.
  • Every year a sandcastle competition is held in Sarasota.
  • Fresh, locally grown produce is available at Sarasota’s weekend Farmers Market.
  • Sarasota hosts an annual International Film Festival.
  • Alligators can be seen at Myakka River State Park.
  • 40% of the world’s orange juice supply comes from Florida.
  • There are 140 reptile species in Florida.
  • Sarasota is home to The Sarasota Art Museum, The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art, and Circus Museum.